Quote of the Day: The End of Postpartisanship

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From former Clinton speechwriter Jeff Shesol, commenting on Barack Obama’s continuing rhetorical dedication to postpartisanship:

To paraphrase Ronald Reagan, Obama declared war on partisanship in 2008, and partisanship won. 

Shesol thinks it’s about time for Obama to acknowledge the reality of politics now and forever: “This election, like most elections, represents a clash of worldviews. It is time for the president to say so.”

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